How Do I Prepare My House For Replacement Windows?
Replacing your windows and doors is seen as an investment in your home by many, but it can also be an exciting time. The replacement windows and doors will improve both the aesthetics and functionality of your home, as well as increase the value of your home.
However, before the team of installers can begin working on your home, there are a few steps you can take to prepare your home for replacement windows, to help make the procedure seamless, hassle-free, and timely.
1. Clear the Area Around Your Windows
It is a big time saver if you clear the pathway to the windows that will be replaced. Move chairs, tables, beds, and any decorative items that can get in the way of the installers. This creates a clear path for the installers to maneuver around and it also protects your belongings from accidental bumps and potential damage.
2. Prepare the Windows
Preparing the windows themselves is also important, you should remove any coverings such as blinds, curtains and drapes, as well as any accessories or decals that are hung on and around your windows. This will allow the installers to access the windows effortlessly, and protects from any items being accidentally discarded or damaged during the replacement.
3. Cover Your Belongings
The window contractor will take precautions to protect the walls and floors around the windows they are replacing, but you can take steps to protect your belongings against accumulating dust. Cover your bed, chairs, and other furniture that are in close proximity to the windows with a sheet or table cloth for protection.
4. Save Energy
Keep it in mind to turn off your air conditioning or heating systems when the replacement project is taking place. With your windows being removed it can cause a drop or increase of a few degrees in your home. This is enough to keep your HVAC system running constantly without any significant impact. Just remember to turn your systems back on once the installation is complete.
5. Be Present
You or another responsible adult should be home during the replacement, as the installation team will need access to your home to complete the project. Issues do sometimes arise, being home will give you the opportunity to see what has happened, and will allow you to make a decision on the spot. This ensures the project is able to be completed as expected.
Preparing your home for your upcoming window replacement may take some time and effort on your part, but it will ensure that the project runs smoothly and helps avoid any potential missteps by the installation team, both literally and figuratively.